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Author: jwalters

Today’s millennials really care about their work.  In a survey, 50% listed "meaning" as the #1 reason they want a job.  Amy Wrzesnieski, a Yale Management professor, explained it like this, “Students think their calling is under a rock, and...

According to Forbes, Garth Brooks made over 70 million dollars in 2016.  Does that mean he is more valuable than Carry Underwood who earned $26 million, or the new up and coming group Georgia Florida Line who earned 20 million? Most...

“Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.” ~John C. Maxwell How important is motivation to your success?  Are you a motivated person?  Do you set goals, try to get better each day?  Okay,...

“Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on.” – Maxwell Maltz Teams work best when each member is valued and feels valuable.  Treating one another as a valued member produces results – undervaluing yourself or others produces less.  How...

In our weekly meeting last month, I asked our school’s Athletic Director, Ross Bjork, to share 10-15 minutes with our leaders.   It is always good having another respected voice to encourage and assist in the growing greatness on our team. ...

Last week at work in our Leader-to-Leader meeting we discussed the word “enthusiasm”. I asked the different groups to define the word and I heard, “excited, passionate, eager”. One guy said, “hooah!” and explained that was the Army’s way of showing...

When you see this photo what comes to mind? “What the heck happened to this tree?!” I laughed when I first saw it.  Whatever happened, It is obviously an un-natural occurrence. “Who would do this?!”  Surely someone is responsible for the damage...

“Excellence is a continuous process and not an accident.” ~A. P. J. Abdul Kalam If you have ever seen the TV show The Profit starring Marcus Lemonis, you are familiar with the methods used to take struggling businesses and make them highly...

Does your team collaborate, cooperate, do both or neither? I have worked with all types of teams and by far the collaborative team works with less drama and with great pride.  There is a huge difference between collaborating and cooperating...

“I need a raise,” said one of my employees.  I nodded my head and waited for the justification.  No justification was offered other than there should be more pay for the job being done.  I thought of all my employees...

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